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11.11 sale: Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights for as low as Dh1 base fare

11.11 sale: Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights for as low as Dh1 base fare

GULF NEWS, WORLD NEWS
Offer available from November 11 to 13, for travel between July 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. Cebu Pacific, the Philippines' largest national flag carrier, has launched a sale to kickstart the holiday festivities. In its special 11.11 seat sale, passengers can fly home for as low as Dh1 one-way base fare. Filipinos as well as other residents in the UAE can now easily plan their vacation to the Philippines with this promo, available from November 11 to 13, for travel between July 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. In addition, the airline also makes available CEB Fare Bundles at 40 per cent discount for next year's travels. Amongst its bundle offers include the Go Easy, with free 7kg hand carry baggage, two pieces of check-in baggage with a total combined weight of 20kg, and standard ...
Bahrain prime minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman passes away

Bahrain prime minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman passes away

GULF NEWS
The country will observe a week-long mourning, and flags will be flown at half-mast. The prime minister of Bahrain has passed away, the official Bahrain News agency announced on Wednesday. "By order of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Royal Court mourns His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, who passed away this morning at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the United States of America," the BNA said in a statement. The burial ceremony will take place after the repatriation of the body, and the funeral will be limited to a specific number of relatives. The country will observe a week-long mourning, and flags will be flown at half-mast. Government ministries and departments will be closed for three days starting Thursday. Con...
Confirmed return tickets must for visitors to the UAE

Confirmed return tickets must for visitors to the UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
A total of 678 Pakistani citizens have been denied entry into the UAE for the non-compliance. A confirmed return ticket is mandatory for visit and tourist visa holders to enter the UAE, leading airlines and travel agents have said. The rules are being strictly enforced and a large group of passengers from India and Pakistan were left stranded at Dubai International Airport recently for not having confirmed return tickets. According to the Consulate-General of Pakistan in Dubai, a total of 678 Pakistani citizens have been denied entry into the UAE for the non-compliance. Over 140 Indian passengers were also asked to return to their home countries on Thursday. Airlines warn passengers   India's national carrier Air India and Indigo airlines have issued notices to passengers
Good news: Hiring activity rising in the UAE

Good news: Hiring activity rising in the UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
Several firms hiring talent already available in the local market. Since it struck, Covid-19 has cut countless jobs and paychecks around the world. Recruitment experts in the UAE have said salaries dropped by up to 30 per cent - but there remains a silver lining for job hunters: As economic activities resume in the country and businesses start running at full capacity, hiring is now picking up. Applicants are likely to see vacancies in procurement, sales, e-commerce, legal service, life sciences, healthcare and education, with several firms hiring talent already available in the local market, experts said. Management and consultancy firms have observed an increase in recruitment activity in September. Though the hiring rate is still about 20 per cent lower compared with pre-Covi...
Senior Emiratis to receive free flu jab at home in UAE

Senior Emiratis to receive free flu jab at home in UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
The house-to-house drive comes as part of the ministry's annual awareness campaign on seasonal flu which runs till the end of January 2021. Senior citizens will receive flu jabs for free at their homes, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced. The national drive to administer seasonal flu vaccines to senior citizens will "safeguard their health and safety". The house-to-house drive comes as part of the ministry's annual awareness campaign on seasonal flu which runs till the end of January 2021. Ten primary healthcare centres are taking part in the initiative: >Ajman: Musheiref >Umm Al Quwain: Al Khazan, Falaj Al Mualla, Al Salamah and Al Raffa >Ras Al Khaimah: Julphar, Saif Bin Ali Al Khatiry, and Ras Al Khaimah centres >Fujairah: Al K...
E-scooter rental service resumes in Abu Dhabi

E-scooter rental service resumes in Abu Dhabi

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
The resumption of the service is conditional on the firms' compliance with the health precautions and safety measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Electronic scooters rental services will resume in Abu Dhabi from today under strict Covid-19 safety guidelines. These include periodic checks of all staff operating the scooters to verify that they are free from the virus and mandatory masks and gloves for everyone. ITC announces that electric scooters rental services in #AbuDhabi will be resumed by 25% capacity with the compliance of health precautions and safety measures starting from Monday, October 12,2020. pic.twitter.com/3VJl7dXRNB— "ITC" مركز النقل المتكامل (@ITCAbuDhabi) October 11, 2020 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
Explained: The rules of working part-time in the UAE

Explained: The rules of working part-time in the UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
Employer and employee need to abide by the terms and conditions mentioned in the employment contract. I am a senior citizen expat having a valid residence visa and work permit in Dubai. I have an approval from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) to work part time in another company in Dubai. Is there any maximum limit in my hourly remuneration package I get from the part-time employer? What happens if the remuneration I get from the part time employer exceeds what is stated in the contract approved by the MOHRE? If my main employer wants to stop paying me salary just because I am getting remuneration from the part-time employer, can I accept his decision? Pursuant to your queries, we assume that your main and part-time employers are based in mainland Dubai. Th...
UAE resumes issuing permits for govt, semi-govt jobs, domestic workers

UAE resumes issuing permits for govt, semi-govt jobs, domestic workers

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
The Covid-19 measures include PCR tests for workers before they enter the country, as well as quarantine if deemed necessary. The UAE has resumed issuance of employment permits for government and semi-government employees, as well as visas for domestic workers, authorities announced on Monday. Work visas will be issued for those in vital sectors too, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced on Monday, in coordination with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). The decision also takes into account precautionary measures being undertaken by the travel industry to contain the spread of Covid-19, said state news agency Wam. The Covid-19 measures include PCR tests for workers before they enter the country, as well as quarantine i...
Expat man, woman in UAE to get 100 lashes each for illicit sex

Expat man, woman in UAE to get 100 lashes each for illicit sex

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
The man will also be sentenced to a one-year jail term. An unmarried Muslim man and woman, who were found guilty of having illicit sex, have been sentenced to 100 lashes each by the UAE's top court. In addition, the man was awarded one year in jail for the crime. Official court documents stated that the young expats had been referred to court in one of the northern emirates after investigations confirmed that they had developed sexual relationship (zina). Public prosecutors said the pair had confessed to having an illicit relation during interrogation. Prosecutors charged the man and woman with illicit sex and requested that they be punished according to the provisions of the Islamic Sharia law and Article 121/1 of the Federal Penal Code. Under the Islamic Sharia law, the ...
Sheikh Mohammed pained over Arabs wanting to emigrate

Sheikh Mohammed pained over Arabs wanting to emigrate

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
As the UAE retained its top spot as the country where most Arab youth prefer to live in, Sheikh Mohammed said everyone is welcome to the Emirates. The latest Arab Youth Survey has revealed a shocking picture: Nearly half of the 200 million young Arabs in the region have thought of leaving their countries because of government corruption and struggling economies. And the UAE's Vice-President feels their pain. "It is painful that half of our Arab wealth wants to emigrate...It is painful when the Arab youth does not find a homeland, safety and livelihood in his homeland," His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted on Tuesday, as the findings of the 12th Annual ASDA'A BCW Arab Youth Survey were released. ...